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Shopping Cart Comparison

Listed prices are the cheapest available at each store. To compare items of different quantities, the unit price was used to calculate the total cost of the most commonly available quantity.
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ITEM
WALMART
WALMART
PRICE
KROGER
KROGER
PRICE
KROGER PRICE
WITH PLUS
CARD
ALDI
ALDI
PRICE
Dairy
2% Milk (1 gallon)
Great Value
$2.48
Kroger
$3.09
$2.69*
Friendly Farms
$2.39
American Cheese (16 individually wrapped slices)
Great Value (24 slices at $3.78, or 15 cents/slice)
$2.52
Kroger Value (6 cents/slice)
$0.99
$0.99
Happy Farms (12 cents/slice)
$1.99
Eggs (dozen)
Sunny Farms
$1.89
Kroger
$2.09
$2.09
Goldhen
$1.39
Yogurt (32 oz.)
Great Value
$1.98
Kroger
$2.39
$1.88*
Fit & Active
$1.79
Produce
Lettuce (1 head)
-
$0.97
-
$0.99
$0.99
-
$0.99
Cucumber (1)
-
$0.58
-
$0.69
$0.69
-
$0.49
Russet Potatoes (10 lbs.)
36 cents/lb.
$3.67
8 lb. bag at $2.99 (37 cents/lb.)
$3.74
$3.74
29 cents/lb.
$2.99
Strawberries (16 oz.)
-
$2.48
-
$2.99
$2.99
-
$1.99
Bananas (1 lb.)
-
$0.52
-
$0.59
$0.59
-
$0.44
Gala Apples (1 lb.)
-
$1.57
-
$1.59
$1.59
3 lb. bag at $1.99
$0.66
Organic Baby Carrots (1 lb.)
-
$1.96
-
$2.59
$2.59
-
$1.99
Meat
Ground Beef (1 lb.)
93% lean
$4.68
90% lean
$5.39
$5.39
93% lean
$4.19
Frozen Tilapia (1 lb.)
-
$3.11
-
$4.99
$3.74*
-
$4.29
Chicken Breasts (1 lb.)
Tyson
$3.56
Kroger Value
$2.79
$2.79
Kirkwood
$2.69
Boneless Pork Chops (1 lb.)
-
$4.18
-
$4.79
$4.79
Roseland
$2.99
Oven-Roasted Deli Turkey Breast (9 oz.)
Hillshire Farm (28 cents/oz.)
$2.50
Kroger (31 cents/oz.)
$2.79
$2.79
Lunch Mate (16 oz. at $3.29, or 20 cents/oz.)
$1.85
Condiments
Ketchup (20 oz.)
Great Value (5 cents/oz.)
$1.18
Kroger Value (36 oz. at $1.49, or 4 cents/oz.)
$0.83
$0.83
Burman's (38 oz. at $1.49, or 4 cents/oz.)
$0.78
Ranch Dressing (16 oz.)
Great Value
$1.66
Kroger
$1.67
$1.67
Tuscan Garden
$1.39
Peanut Butter (28 oz.)
Great Value (12 cents/oz.)
$3.36
Kroger Value (17 oz. at $2.09, or 12 cents/oz.)
$3.44
$3.44
Peanut Delight (40 oz. at $3.49, or 9 cents/oz.)
$2.44
Frozen Foods
Pizza (~28 oz.)
Sam's Choice Rising Crust (17.6 oz. at $4.47, or 25 cents/oz.)
$7.11
DiGiorno Rising Crust (27.5 oz. at $8.59, or 31 cents/oz.)
$8.59
$5.99*
Mama Cozzi's Rising Crust (13 cents/oz.)
$3.89
Lasagna (38 oz.)
Great Value (15 cents/oz.)
$5.86
Kroger (76 oz. at $9.99, or 13 cents/oz.)
$5.00
$5.00
Bremer (28 oz. at $2.69, or 10 cents/oz.)
$3.65
Ice Cream (48 oz.)
Great Value
$3.44
Kroger
$2.99
$2.50*
Belmont
$2.89
Mixed Vegetables (16 oz.)
Great Value (6 cents/oz.)
$0.98
Kroger Value (32 oz. at $2.29, or 7 cents/oz.)
$1.15
$1.15
Season's Choice (peas only; 6 cents/oz.)
$0.95
Pasta/Grains
Spaghetti (13.25 oz.)
Great Value (8 cents/oz.)
$1.00
Kroger Value (16 oz. at 79 cents, or 5 cents/oz.)
$0.65
$0.65
Reggano (32 oz. at $2.49, or 5 cents/oz.)
$1.03
Spaghetti Sauce (24 oz.)
Great Value
$1.50
Kroger Value
$0.95
$0.95
Praino
$1.79
Rice (2 lbs.)
Great Value (88 cents/lb.)
$1.76
Uncle Ben's ($2.25/lb.)
$4.49
$4.49
Rice Bowl (3 lbs. at $1.59, or 53 cents/lb.)
$1.06
Bread (1 loaf)
Great Value (white)
$1.28
Kroger (white)
$1.39
$1.39
L'oven Fresh (white or wheat)
$0.89
Hamburger Buns (8)
Great Value
$1.18
Kroger
$1.49
$1.49
L'oven Fresh
$0.89
Baking Products
Flour (5 lbs.)
Great Value
$1.64
Kroger
$1.99
$1.99
Baker's Corner
$1.49
Sugar (4 lbs.)
Great Value (5 lbs. at $2.78, or 56 cents/lb.)
$2.22
Kroger Value ($4 for two 8 lb. bags, or 50 cents/lb.)
$2.00
$2.00
Baker's Corner (45 cents/lb.)
$1.79
Canned Goods
Tuna (5 oz.)
Great Value
$1.14
Kroger
$0.89
$0.89
Northern Catch
$0.68
Chicken Noodle Soup (10.75 oz.)
Great Value (6 cents/oz.)
$0.64
Kroger (10 cents/oz.)
$1.09
$1.09
Chef's Cupboard (10.5 oz. at 59 cents, or 6 cents/oz.)
$0.60
Cereal and Snacks
Cereal (14 oz.)
Great Value
$2.24
Kroger Toasted Oats
$1.99
$1.99
Millville Crispy Oats
$1.69
Chocolate Chip Cookies (13 oz.)
Great Value Original (13.75 oz. at $1.98, or 14 cents/oz.)
$1.87
Kroger Chip Mates (15 cents/oz.)
$1.89
$1.89
Benton's (13.72 oz. at $1.79, or 13 cents/oz.)
$1.70
Popcorn (10 bags)
Pop Weaver Extra Butter (8 bags at $2, or 25 cents/bag)
$2.50
Kroger Movie Theater Butter (35 cents/bag)
$3.50
$3.50
Clancy's Movie Theater Butter (6 bags at $1.69, or 28 cents/bag)
$2.82
Beverages
Cola (2 liter)
Great Value Cola
$0.68
Big K Cola
$0.87
$0.87
Coke or Summit Cola
$1.35
Juice (1 gallon)
Great Value (3 cents/oz.)
$3.98
Minute Maid (3 cents/oz.) or Kroger on sale (2 cents/oz.)
$4.39
$2.69*
Nature's Nectar (59 oz. at $2.49, or 4 cents/oz.)
$5.40
TOTAL
Walmart
$85.88
Kroger
$93.73
$86.78*
Aldi
$72.30

*Sale prices

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile)

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